November 14, 2018

Childbirth in the Age of Addiction: New Mom Worries about Maintaining Sobriety

(Kaiser Health News) – As recently as 2017, postpartum women were routinely being prescribed three- to five-day supplies of opioids — even after an uncomplicated vaginal delivery. A study published that year of 164,720 Pennsylvania women on Medicaid who gave birth vaginally … Read More

November 13, 2018

An Underused Strategy for Surge in STDs: Treat Patients’ Partners Without a Doctor’s Visit

(Kaiser Health News) – Federal health officials have recommended this practice, known as expedited partner therapy, for chlamydia and gonorrhea since 2006. It allows doctors to prescribe medication to their patients’ partners without examining them. The idea is to prevent … Read More

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